Armed robbers hold 9-year-old girl and her mother at gunpoint

- On Monday October 17 the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the Dollar General located at 896 Marion Oaks Manor, in reference to a report of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male and white male in their 20's entered the business and forcefully robbed the employees at gun point. Also present at the business was a customer and her nine year-old daughter, who were ordered to the ground at gun point by one of the suspects.

The black male suspect was wearing all black, and had a bandana obscuring his face, and the white male suspect was wearing dark grey and also had an obscured face. Both were described as average height and slight build.

The suspects may be driving a black passenger car with what was described as a "horizontal" tail light, and may have familiarity with the area of Marion Oaks.

Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous!!
If you have any information on their identity and/or location, please call Detective John Lightle at 352-369-6715. 

You can also phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at

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